Program engages students by linking lessons to future careers

07/25/2010 | San Francisco Chronicle

A high-school reform effort in California known as Linked Learning is helping students achieve more by linking academic courses to careers. At one academy, an average student said she became more engaged in lessons that combined rigorous academic courses with field trips that were focused on careers in education. Educators say the program is successful because students can see their academic lessons at work in the real world.

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